‘Apolonia, Apolonia’ Wins Amsterdam Documentary Festival IDFA – The Hollywood Reporter

Documentary by Lee Globe Apollonia, ApolloniaParis-based painter Apolonia Sokol’s portrait of 13 years has won the Best Film Award at the 2022 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the world’s largest documentary film festival.

The honor, announced at an awards ceremony in Amsterdam on Thursday night, comes with a €15,000 ($15,000) cash prize.

The Danish director put together her documentary from several meetings with Sokol, who traced the artist’s development and reflected on her personal and professional obsessions, including art, love, motherhood, sexuality, queerness, capitalism and patriarchy.

IDFA’s EnVision competition category went to Angie Vincitos for Best Film and its $15,000 cash prize. ManifestoA found-footage doc compiled from videos posted on social media by Russian teenagers.

Simon Chambers received IDFA’s Best Director honor in the international category and a €5,000 ($5,200) cash prize. Much ado about dying, a touching, often very funny look at Chambers’ Uncle David in the last years of his life. Roberta Torre received Best Direction honors in the Envision competition category and $5,200, wonderful ones, A documentary about villa-dwelling transgender women who try to fulfill the last wish of their late friend, who was buried in male clothing against her will.

2022 IDFA runs till Sunday.

The complete list of 2022 IDFA winners follows.

Best picture International competition

Apollonia, Apollonia, dir. Lee Globe

Best Direction International Competition

Much ado about dying, dir. Simon Chambers

Best Editing International Competition

Journey through our worldEditor Mario Steenbergen

Best Cinematography International Competition

heavenPhotographer Paul Guilhoume

Best Film Idea Contest

Manifesto, dir. MG Vincito

Best Direction Idea Competition

The Fabulous Ones, dir. Roberta Torre

Best Artistic Contribution Idea Competition

My lost country, dir. Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez

Special mention idea contest

Notes for the film, dir. Ignacio Aguero

IDFA DocLab Award for Immersive Nonfiction

In Search of Repeated Beats, dir. Darren Emerson

Special Jury Award for Creative Technology

plastysapiens, dir. Miri Cherkhanovich and Edith Zorish

DFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling

He fucked the girl out of me, dir. Taylor McCue

Special Jury Award for Creative Technology

His name is my name, dir. Elaine Jongsma and Kel O’Neill.

IDFA Award for Best Short Documentary

distance, dir. Ruslan Fedotov

Special Mention Short Documentary

porters, dir. Sarah Vanagt

IDFA Award for Best Youth Film (14+)

Home is somewhere else, dir. Carlos Hagerman and Jorge Villalobos.

IDFA Award for Best Youth Film (9-13)

Ramboy, dir. Mathias Joulaud

Special mention youth film

Jasmine’s two houses, dir. Inka Achte and Hanna Karpinen

IDFA Award for Best First Feature

Etilat Rose, dir. Abbas Rezai

Special mention first feature

Guapoi, dir. Sophia Paoli Thorne

IDFA Award for Best Dutch Film

Journey through our world, dir. Petra Lataster-Czysz and Peter Lataster

Special mention Best Dutch film

inside my heart, dir. Saskia Boddeke

Beeld and Geluid IDFA Reframe Award

A private scene, dir. Nagata was born

Special mention to Beeld and Geluid IDFA Reframe Award

March on Rome, dir. Mark Cousins

IDFA Forum Award for Best Pitch

Nix, dir. Connie LaPuerta

IDFA Forum Award for Best Rough Cut

Tuba Thieves, dir. Alison O’Daniel

IDFA DocLab Forum Award

We speak their names in hushed tones, dir. Omoregie Osakpolor

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